Warm Breeze From Galatia

But of course, in this troubled crazy world,
The solution is to be fruit-bearing,
Fruit that is ripe and not reeking
Of the rot and decay of the age or
The lust for instant gratification.
Spirit lifters may take some time.
Is is too much to ask for a modicum of
Love that reaches past angry words and feuds,
Joy in the fullness of life everywhere,
Peace beyond the understanding of us mortals,
Patience with the process of becoming,
Kindness even toward the unkind and mean,
Goodness in the face of oncoming evil,
Faithfulness to the truths that lift us from depths,
Gentleness that turns away vicious assaults,
And, when the final victory is at hand,
Self-control to stay the course and claim the prize?

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, a golden retriever named Dejah Thoris Princess of Mars, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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